National Archives description "This film introduces the term Cheechako -- an Alaskan Indian word meaning newcomer. The film looks at what kind of living and working conditions newcomers could expect to find when they transferred to the Alaska region. Several former "cheechakos" offered their experiences. These and the film's narration highlight the differences between Alaska and the lower 48, pointing out some of the problems all newcomers face."National Archives Identifier:... Topics: Alaska, Training Film
"TRAINING FILM: Demonstrates how a police officer carries himself during his normal beat. Officers exchange information before shift changes. He begins his beat watching the crowd, talking with residents, stopping to chat with the merchants. He remains alert and watches for any unusual conditions, keeps alert to violations. He is aware of the sights and sounds of his beat." National Archives Identifier: 12140 Topics: FBI, Training FIlm
FlaK the german short term for Flugabwehrkanone (Antiaircraft gun) This once-classified U.S. Air Force training film depicts evasive maneuvers used by bomber pilots to avoid being hit by enemy antiaircraft fire. The film includes animated illustrations by Disney studios and captured footage of enemy antiaircraft batteries in action Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film
Although this film was made by the War Department, the fingerprints of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) are all over it. In thirty minutes, the film details the background of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, and attempts to assess the character and make-up of its footsoldiers and leadership. The movie discusses the feudal origins of Japan, and the rise of the Samurai, contextualizing modern Japan's militarism with its earlier history. The history of Japan's imperial conquests is also... Topic: Army training film.
This Army Training film explains the principles of operation of the M1 (Garand) Infantry Rifle The US Rifle M1 was the first semiautomatic rifle to be the standard small arm of the US Military, requiring a trigger pull to fire a round but automatically chambering the next round. This not only greatly increased the rate of fire over bolt-action rifles, but made it far easier to reacquire a target after each round. It was also the first semiautomatic rifle to be adopted by a major military power.... Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film
Showcases the combined effort that is part of modern anti-submarine warfare, in which fixed and rotary wing aircraft work in conjunction with destroyers and escorts to locate and destroy enemy submarines. Featured in the film is footage of the fleet Sonar School, Grumman S-2 Tracker and the Neptune P2V operating off of the aircraft carrier USS Randolph (CV-15), and the destroyers USS Sarsfield (DD-837), USS Blandly (DD-943) and USS Cony (DD-508), and the submarine USS Sirago (SS-485). Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
Profiles the role of the U.S. Navy's hardhat divers, and shows the various systems used to support their operations. This film includes footage of re-compression chambers and diver support equipment. The special men of honor who served as the Navy's hardhat divers during WWII salvaged lost equipment, repaired ships at sea and in the harbor, and served in many other important capacities. ( 2 reviews ) Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
This U.S. Navy film shows how a sunken submarine can be raised from the depths using pontoons and air apparatus. Features footage of the salvage vessel USS Hoist (ARS-40), hard hat divers, and animations and footage of a real salvage operation exercise. Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
The Martin B-26 bomber was popularly known as the Marauder. This wartime training film shows how to handle the versatile craft, with Hollywood actor Don Porter playing the part of the pilot. Topics: WWII, Training Film, B-26
Diving in the deep sea, whether with scuba gear or a hard hat suit, is fairly safe as long as the diver is conscious of the effects of pressure. This U.S. Navy training film discusses the physical principles of diving, and shows some of the medical consequences of mishaps. Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
In this training film, see how the U.S. prepares its submariners and submarine support personnel to handle potentially disastrous emergencies. The USS Balao (SS-285) plays the part of submarine that has had a fire aboard and is now stuck on the sea floor. Some trapped crew members make individual emergency buoyant ascents via the escape trunk. In the meantime, the submarine rescue ship USS Skylark (ASR-20), rushes to the scene and uses its Rescue Bell (RC14) to evacuate the remainder of the... Topic: U.S. Navy Training Film
A basic training film made by the U.S. Navy, "Co-ordinated Anti-Submarine Warfare" discusses how surface ships, aircraft and submarines work together to unravel the submarine threat. The film explains both passive and active sonar, and shows how sonobuoys and other technology are deployed to locate enemy submarines. Features footage of a carrier battle group, Soviet submarines, and American warships as well as Tracker aircraft and rotary wing ASW helicopters. Visible in the film is... Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
This training film shows virtually all the weapons and ammunition used by the US Army in WWII and how they are being used most efficiently. 45mm pistol 30 cal. carbine 30 cal. machine gun 50 cal. machine gun hand grenades rifle grenades anti tank grenades anti tank rockets 60mm mortar 81mm mortar 37mm armor piercing rounds Their effects are mainly shown on captured German equipment ( 1 reviews ) Topics: WWII, US Army, Training Film
Showcases the combined effort that is part of modern anti-submarine warfare, in which fixed and rotary wing aircraft work in conjunction with destroyers and escorts to locate and destroy enemy submarines. Featured in the film is footage of P-3 Orion search aircraft, DASH drone helicopter, and the ships USS Yorktown (CV-1), destroyers USS Leary (DD-879), USS Walker (DD-517), and USS Bridger (DE-1024) and various submarines including USS Scorpion (SSN-589). Also features footage of Norfolk. Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
Made to promote flight deck safety, this Vietnam era film features footage shot aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59). It was made in 1967, the same year that the ship suffered a terrible fire that cost 134 lives. It is unclear whether the film predates the fire, or was made in its wake. The USS Forrestal (CV-59) superseded Shinano of World War II vintage as the largest aircraft carrier ever built by full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft. The ship was... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
Landing a plane on the deck of aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous and amazing daily activity facing pilots and deck crew. This amazing training film graphically depicts various aircraft landing disasters. It also instructs pilots how to avoid them and what emergency ejection or ditching procedures to follow in case they do occur. A barrier landing, called for when a pilot has a landing gear problem, is shown as is the set-up of the barrier. Many crashes in this film were captured by... Topic: U.S. Navy Training Film
A U.S. Navy training and safety film that covers in detail the procedure used to recover a crew member who went overboard off the deck of a submarine. The USS Scamp (SSN-588) and the USS Bergall (SSN-667) are used to illustrate these procedures. Topic: U.S. Navy Training Film
Shows the Navy's anti-submarine patrol in action during the late 1960s. Featuring flight operations off the aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV-18), fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft perform sweeps of the sea in the vicinity of the fleet main body. They are joined by destroyers and other warships equipped with sonar, depth-charges and ASW torpedoes. The Grumman S-2 Tracker aircraft is especially featured. Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
Landing aboard an aircraft carrier is a task fraught with danger under normal conditions. When an aircraft has a malfunction or becomes disabled, it can be especially dangerous. The Mark-V barricade was developed to arrest disabled aircraft which, for whatever reason, may not be able to land by conventional "hook on a cable" means. Shown in this film are the procedures used to deploy the barricade, with commentary about how teamwork and attention to detail makes all the difference. Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
A U.S. Navy training and safety film that in detail covers the procedure a submarine crew would take to make an immediate free breathing emergency bouyant ascent. In other words, how to safely exit a submerged subamrine and get all the crewmembers to the surface without them getting the "bends". The students train at the Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT), a 100-foot water tower either at the submarine base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii or at the submarine base, New London, Connecticut.... Topic: U.S. Navy Training Film
Originally made by the Soviet Union, this propaganda film was re-released by the American C.I.A. complete with English narration. It features worldwide wargames by the modern Soviet Fleet. Men and ships of the USSR are seen launching a seaborne invasion. Various ships and MiG aircraft are shown, including submarines, rocket-firing cruisers, destroyers and battleships. Airborne refueling of Backfire nuclear bomber aircraft, and seaborne refueling and resupply of vessels is shown. Jet fighters... Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
This movie is about the USS Tunny (SS-282) and the procedure she helped pioneer -- firing the Regulus missile. The Regulus was the world's first nuclear cruise missile, and a stop-gap weapon that served the Navy until the arrival of the Polaris weapon system. The Gato-class USS Tunny served three years in the Pacific during WWII, and was brought back into service in 1953 to assist in the development of the Regulus missile system. The U.S. strategy at this time, was to prevent an all out nuclear... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: U.S. Navy Training Film
byDepartment of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Archives description "DRAMATIZED TRAINING FILM: Techniques car thieves use t ohide identity of automobile. Opens with a statement to law enforcement officers about the FBI training programs and is signed by J. Edgar Hoover.Thief hot-wires car, gives it new identification number, and paint. Thief would have gotten away but he runs red light and is chased by police until he ditched car. Car is identified as stolen and eventually returned to its owner. Police must be knowledgeable... Topics: Training Film, Automobile Theft Investigation
This 1945 Technicolor film was shown to Navy veterans in the aftermath of WWII. Intended to refocus the men who had lived through such horror, and who had trained to live by the sword, the film attempts to remind the viewer of the goals achieved by the conflict. This film may owe its existence to a very real fear that returning veterans would not be able to re-integrate into society; but such worries proved groundless. James Vincent Forrestal, the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
The USS Antietam (CV/CVA/CVS-36) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II, and the first carrier to be fitted with an angled deck. This innovative feature, made possible by the addition of a port sponson, effectively allowed aircraft to take off while others were simultaneously landing. This film was made to acquaint naval aviators and deck crew with this new feature. Also shown in the film is USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier which was... Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
Made in the wake of deadly accidents aboard the aircraft carriers USS Forrestal (CV-59), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), and USS Oriskany (CV-34), this U.S. Navy safety film underscores that "Disasters Don't Just Happen". The film examines the causes of accidents and looks for solutions to prevent similar things from happening in the future. Three incidents are specifically examined. First, the 1967 USS Forrestal fire was a devastating fire and series of chain-reaction explosions on 29 July... Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
byDepartment of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Driver's education film created in 1950 and released in 1951. National Archives description: "TRAINING FILM: On driving techniques in unfavorable situations. Howto drive a car in rain, snow, sleet, fog or any condition requires alertness, adjusting headlights, using chains, using second gear, and in some cases rocking the car to get out of rough spots. Keep the car in good running condition with gas, oil, and water. Do not drive car when you are tired. Pull over and get rest."... Topics: Traffic safety, Training Film, Automobile driver education
This rare early war training films features P-39 "the 181st Squadron" carrying out a complete mission, with an emphasis on briefing sessions, gathering intelligence during a combat mission, and how to give accurate after action reports. Basic squadron tactics are also covered . Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, P-39
The carrier-based fighter Grumman F6F Hellcat was designed from the beginning to take back the skies over the Pacific from the Japanese Zero. Successor to the Grumman Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat made history in 1942 when it decisively whipped the Japanese aircraft carrier based fighters opposing it in the Pacific Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, F6F
Armed to the teeth with powerful engines, radar, a remotely controlled 50 cal. machine gun turret, and four 20mm canon, the Northrop "Black Widow" Night Fighter was designed to sneak up on unsuspecting prey Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, P-61
Made just prior to World War II (WWII), this film profiles the Submarine Training School at New London Conneticut. Features footage of new recruits being trained to join the "silent service". Submarines picture are the R4 (R-4) and R11 (R-11) boats, which were both R-1 class diesel submarines. Topic: U.S. Navy Submarine Training Film
Created by the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, this training film provides an overview of the parachute types used by aviators and paratroops. Design, construction and testing of parachutes are described, as well as proper handling and packing by riggers. (A parachute rigger is a person who is trained or licensed to pack, maintain or repair parachutes. A rigger is required to understand fabrics, hardware, webbing, regulations, sewing, packing, and other aspects related to the building,... Topics: parachute, paratroop, silk, rigger, WWII, training film
byDepartment of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Archives description "TRAINING FILM: Shows techniques and methods used by FBI firearms investigation unit in identifying, comparing, and examining bullets,cartridges, firearms, residue, fingerprints, and other evidence for possible identification of weapons used in crimes." National Archives Identifier: 12090 Topics: Training Film, Firearms, Firearms -- Identification, Forensic Ballistics
Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft, Mitsubishi A6M Rei Shiki Kanjo Sento Ki, known as the Zero. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, Ronald Reagan
Made prior to World War II (WWII) this US Navy submarine recruiting film features footage of the Perch Class, Shark Class, Salmon Class, and Porpoise class submarines. Specific boats include: P-3 USS Shark, P-4 USS Perch, P-1 USS Porpoise, P-6, P-7, P-9, P-9. Also featured: USS Perch SS-176, USS Plunger SS-179, USS Pollack SS180, USS Pickerel SS 177, USS Salmon SS-182, USS Seal SS-183, USS Skipjack SS -184, USS Snapper SS-285, USS Sturgeon SS-187. Topic: U.S. Navy Recruiting Training Film
Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
This training film demonstrates specific techniques for landing B-24 Liberators that have sustained a wide variety of damage in differing conditions, including water landings. Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, B-24
byDepartment of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Archives description "TRAINING FILM: Reviews interviewing techniques and emphasizes significance of interview for gathering information. Be prepared for interview by knowing details of case well. Do background check and follow proper guidelines. Do not be overly aggressive but drop hints so give impression you know more than you do and may be get more information. Interview witnesses, suspects, and subjects as soon as possible after incident. Observe physical reactions.... Topics: Training Film, Criminal investigation, Interviewing -- Technique
"Illustrates techniques of driving a car in the city. For high school and adult groups"National Archives Identifier: 93657 "Note: All rights were conveyed to the U.S. Government on Nov. 28, 1962. However, proprietary rights or existing copyright in footage obtained from other sources by Ford Motor Company may exist."As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a... Topics: Training Film, Defensive Driving, Automobile Drivers
Training film for pilots of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning pursuit aircraft, focusing particularly on flight characteristics during operation on only one engine. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, P-38